Twitter tributes flood in for Derek Davis from fans and colleagues
One of Irish TV's most famous faces, Derek Davis' passing produced an outpouring of tributes on Twitter.
A fixture in Irish life for decades across a number of programmes, most notably Live At Three, Davis was 67 when he passed away after a short illness.
How much he was loved by the Irish public, and by those who worked with him, is clear by the volume of tributes on Twitter since the sad news broke.
RIP Derek Davis. A gentle giant of a man.— Vox Hiberionacum (@VoxHiberionacum) May 13, 2015
Rest In Peace Derek Davis. So so sad, Derek was a lovely gentleman to work with, a terrific broadcaster and great fun.— Yvonne Judge (@yvonnejudge) May 13, 2015
Derek Davis dead? Im gutted. A showman, but one of substance and experience. Meeting him always brightened my day pic.twitter.com/ItZDxZCYMP— Philip Boucher-Hayes (@boucherhayes) May 13, 2015
Sad about Derek Davis. One of the best brains in the country. Best vocabulary too. Called a popular dietician a 'strident crone' #derekdavis— Patrick Cullivan (@paddycullivan) May 13, 2015
Sad to hear about Derek Davis. I was on @johnmurrayshow with him on New Year's Day, lovely man.— Vicki Notaro (@vickinotaro) May 13, 2015
So sorry to hear of the passing of colleagues Derek Davis r.i.p.— john creedon (@johncreedon) May 13, 2015
Really sorry to hear about the death of Derek Davis. He was a gent.— Sean Moncrieff (@SeanMoncrieff) May 13, 2015